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Oak Island

Oak Island Water Rescue asst. chief arrested for DWI

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Oak Island Police say they arrested assistant Water Rescue chief Robert Reece Simmons for DWI yesterday after responding to the crash of a helicopter. Full story...
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Two rescued from helicopter crash at Oak Island

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video The aircraft fell 50 feet into the water off of Oak Island. The U.S. Coast Guard says the two rescued near the Yaupon Pier had taken off from ILM about an hour earlier. Full story...
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Oak Island property owners petitioning for annexation into Caswell Beach

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video Folks in the Oak Island Estates area say they feel more a part of Caswell Beach than the town they legally live in and now they are looking to change that. Full story...
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Early start to Hurricane Season not worrying beach visitors

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With the first tropical storm already off the east coast, many say the 2012 Hurricane Season is starting early, but they're not worried about it. Full story...
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'Teen Mom' Jenelle Evans is engaged!

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Teen Mom Jenelle Evans is engaged! The MTV star and her boyfriend Gary Head are planning to tie the knot! Full story...
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Lightning sparks house fires in Oak Island

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video Lightning is to blame for three house fires last night in Oak Island. One vacation home, valued at nearly $1 million, is considered a total loss. Full story...
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Oak Island business owner sentenced for drug trafficking

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An Oak Island business owner will spend more than two years behind bars after being convicted of drug trafficking. Charles Overman owner of Overman Electric, Inc., received a minimum mandatory sentence of 25 months in prison after pleading guilty to trafficking more than 25 pounds of marijuana. Full story...
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Rabid fox bites three in Oak Island

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The Brunswick County Health Department says a man was working in his yard Sunday and felt something brush up against him and bite him. He looked down and saw it was a fox. The fox then ran to his neighbor's garage, where a husband and wife were working. The fox attacked the wife and bit her three times. It then bit the husband once. Full story...
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Hogg named interim boss in Oak Island

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The Town of Oak Island has temporarily filled its open town manager position. The town says it hired Tom Hogg of Garner yesterday to serve as interim town manager while the Town Council looks for a permanent replacement. Full story...
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Oak Island jetport wins $3.65 million in federal funds

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The Cape Fear Regional Jetport in Oak Island was awarded $3.65 million in federal funds this week. The money will be used to construct a full parallel taxiway along the newly extended runway. Full story...
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